October, 2016

The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators

Paul Hobcraft

We are facing tough challenges within the business world. To work through these we are all being asked to transform but there has to be a clear end, a return for all this energy and resources it requires, that we are being asked to spend?

Why mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

HYPE Innovation

Organizations are struggling to understand the behaviours of the ‘connected’ customer. Partly it seems executives don’t engage with their brand or business in the way that their customers do.

Did you know: Some people are born with an imagination?

Idea to Value

One of the most important skills for any creative person is that of visualisation.

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What does FAIL stand for?

Destination Innovation

What does FAIL stand for? First Action in Learning. We all know that we have to fail more often if we are going to try new things, learn new skills, and conquer new challenges. Yet we are afraid to fail. Failing may hurt but it is part of the process and a key requirement for learning.

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Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

The Lean Startup Is Doing More Than Transforming Business, It’s Changing The World

Digital Tonto

Just because you’ve created a great solution, doesn’t mean you have found the right problem. Related posts: How Lean Startup Techniques Can Work Even Better For Established Businesses. How IBM Is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Want To Hire Innovators? Here’s How You’re Dismissing Them

Game-Changer

Most organizations are not setup to hire innovators, rather they filter them out. Because they follow the tried and true solid advice for making good hiring decisions: hire for culture-fit.

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On superbosses, mentoring and other prerequisites for innovation

HYPE Innovation

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves” I didn’t say that, Steven Spielberg did. And I could not agree more.

Microsoft retakes the innovation crown with its new focus on creativity

Idea to Value

Up until a few years ago, experts in the innovation space were using Microsoft as a case study for failing to innovate.

Literally a Leap of the Imagination

Destination Innovation

The fans packed into the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City in 1968 saw something they had never seen before. An athlete competing in the men’s high jump went over with his back to the bar. The man was a 21 year old American, Dick Fosbury. He won the gold medal with a leap of 2.24

4 Things Every Leader Needs To Learn

Digital Tonto

Great leaders do not merely plan action, they inspire belief. Related posts: The Myth Of The Heroic Leader. 4 Kinds of Leadership. What Marketers Can Learn From The Civil Rights Movement. 5 Business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

10 Industries The Internet of Things Will Change Forever

Game-Changer

According to McKinsey, linking the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year in economic value by 2025. In other words: The Internet of Things is a technology that will drive the next economy.

Bringing New Innovation Together Is Boggling the Mind

Paul Hobcraft

There is a profound shift taking place, relating to innovation. Increasingly we are seeing a growing dissatisfaction on the impact that innovation is having; in growth, in returns, in market and customer impact. There is a search for new solutions.

Taking Four Different Paths to Innovation

Braden Kelley

How China’s Shenzhen became the world capital of hardware innovation

Idea to Value

When people talk about innovative cities, most people think of Silicon Valley near San Francisco, Berlin, London or Singapore. But hardly anyone usually thinks of anywhere in China. Most people still think of China as a technology copycat, stealing intellectual property and designs from western companies and producing inferior but cheaper knock-offs.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Selecting the Best Innovation Partner: 3 Keys to Success

Rocketspace

Choosing the best startup to collaborate with is about more than just checking out the market. A corporation needs to be innovation-ready, attuned to the needs of prospective partners and able to keep the relationship going.

4 Ways Every Business Needs To Use Artificial Intelligence

Digital Tonto

We are entering a new era of cognitive collaboration in which machines become far more than just agents to perform tasks, but help us to understand the world and make better decisions. Related. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What’s your ultimate innovation challenge?

Exago

When developing your idea management programme, the way you identify, frame and share your challenges with your community is key to your initiatives’ success. The post What’s your ultimate innovation challenge? appeared first on www.exago.com.

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Focus On What Won’t Change

Game-Changer

The most common strategy all innovators use to create new industries is to take advantage of an emerging trend or technology.

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Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Are you an expert?

Braden Kelley

I came across this video recently thanks to my friends at BLT who recruit consultants for firms in London and beyond.

This heartbreaking short film by two guys from PIXAR shows animation isn’t just for kids

Idea to Value

When people think of Pixar, they usually think of family-friendly cartoons like Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc and Toy Story. Well, two animators from the world’s most successful digital animation studio want to change your opinion on just what stories digital animations can tell.

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Convince Management to Support Innovation: 8 Brilliant Reads

Rocketspace

Having trouble convincing your management teams to support corporate innovation? If so, you're not alone. Corporate innovation is a delicate balancing act. You might not always know where you'll land with an experiment that you're running.

Platforms Are Transforming How We Need To Compete

Digital Tonto

We now need to design our organizations for agility, empathy and interconnectedness, rather than for scale, dominance and efficiency. Related posts: Platforms Are Eating The World. The New Age Of. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

Six Causes of Failure for Innovation Teams

Destination Innovation

Once you have identified a great idea for a new product or service innovation what do you do? Many firms put together a cross-functional team (XFT) and tell them to bring the product to market. It seems like a good approach. They have budget, people, and empowerment. What could possibly go wrong? Lots of things. Here are six common reasons why XFTs fail to deliver. No High-Level Sponsor.

Embrace Weird To Find The Next Revolution

Game-Changer

Established companies don’t like misfits, renegades, weird people. It’s a fact. I always ask leaders of established businesses if they keep their eyes open for a Steve Jobs to hire; their answer is no. I’m not surprised.

How to create valuable open innovation ecosystems

Exago

From building consumers’ loyalty through to establishing new partnerships, improving products and identifying more business opportunities – open innovation can bring companies remarkable benefits. The post How to create valuable open innovation ecosystems appeared first on www.exago.com.

Key for Innovation Implementation and Business Success is Communication

Idea to Value

The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival hammers the point home that innovation is the key to your company’s survival—in other words, “innovate or die.” The recently published Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation teaches readers how to implement an organized work culture of innovation in their organization.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

Innovation Watch: 5 Hot U.S. Cities for Startups

Rocketspace

It's a common misconception that outside of Silicon Valley and a few other places, there's not a lot of innovation going on in this country. The reality is that innovation has penetrated many corners of America.

Here’s How Quantum Computing Will Change The World

Digital Tonto

The quantum computing revolution may be even more profound than the digital computing revolution a half century ago and it will happen much faster. Related posts: The Very Strange—And Fascinating—. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Go Slow to Go Fast: Clarifying the Definition of "Business Ecosystems" and Why Doing So Matters

Imaginatik

A little over a year ago , I was in a board meeting of a large consumer-based financial services firm. The CEO was sponsoring a workshop on the future of payments – its dizzying array of emerging new standards and technologies as well as the dark horse disruptive potential of blockchain technologies.

Simplicity Wins But It’s Not Without Its Challenges

Game-Changer

Picking up your kids from school shouldn’t be a pain in the ass… One of my latest ventures is a solution to the “waiting for kids at school” problem all parents face. In the U.S.

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Using Data and Messaging to Drive Product Activation

Speaker: Ruben Ugarte, Founder, Practico Analytics

Onboarding users is filled with possibilities and challenges. Not only are you showing the user how to use your product, but it's also a chance to connect with them and understand their needs. Of course, it’s crucial to have a good onboarding experience to drive your activation metrics. Quality onboarding is the first step towards turning a newly acquired user into a repeat user. If you're looking to optimize your onboarding to improve your activation metrics, this webinar is for you. Ruben Ugarte will be focusing on how to improve all aspects of onboarding experiences by understanding how your current onboarding process is stacking up, and giving you the tools to prioritize what to try changing. With improved onboarding, you'll see less drop-off and a happier user experience.